KMAC Museum is pleased to present a new exhibition, Sisters of the Moon: Art and the Feminine Dimension, curated by Joey Yates, open October 15, 2016 - January 8, 2017. This is the second exhibition in the museum following a full renovation. KMAC donors and members are invited to preview the exhibition on Friday October 14 from 5-8pm.
Sisters of the Moon features artists who investigate ideas related to mysticism and mythology, illuminating the creative spaces where female identity, artistic practice and spirituality converge. Rooted in the ancient belief that women more fully embody the generative forces of nature, possessing a greater connectedness to the surrounding environment, this exhibition provides a unique setting for art exploring the poetics of nature and the feminine divine.
From her decoding of ancient symbolic artifacts the archaeologist and prehistorian Marija Gimbutas established that our earliest spiritual practices centered on a belief that the entire universe was the living body of a Goddess-Creator, maker and mother of all living things. The rituals and myths that emerged from this primeval devotion to the divine female continue to inspire the production of images, symbols, and signs by contemporary artists spanning all cultures and artistic disciplines.
Working through diverse media including painting, drawing, collage, video, photography, ceramics and installation, the artists in Sisters of the Moon examine alternative spiritual perspectives that connect to nature and the cosmos, as well as the historical aspects of goddess spirituality, meditation, herbalism, fortune telling, and other associations with ancient wisdom and superstition. The exhibition confronts a wide range of approaches and issues involving these themes, representing both personal and communal beliefs.
The exhibition will feature an event series corresponding with the full and new moons, including the next KMAC Music Series performance, Helado Negro, on October 26. Stay tuned to the KMAC website for tickets and more information.
In addition to Sisters of the Moon, selected relevant works from the Permanent Collection will be on view in the third floor gallery.
Sisters of the Moon is generously supported by USA Image, Mary & Ted Nixon, Jody & P.A. Howard, Brown-Forman and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
For more information call (502) 589-0102 or visit kmacmuseum.org